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Poetry Wrote Over Several Years on Spiritual, Religious, and Devotional Subjects.
Devotional Poetry

My Search

I

Into the mystic realm,
I let my mind take flight,
Over stone strewn highways,
I search the endless night.

I was the Wanderer,
Looking for a goal,
And the Seeker,
Searching for my soul.

I walked the roads of idle fancy,
Paths of material delight,
Stumbling over stones of vain imaginings,
In my search for the light.

A voice deep within me cried:
"Here doesn't lay your goal,
Upon these darkened pathways,
You'll never find your sou."

II

Into the mystic realm,
Again my mind took flight,
Over well traveled highways,
I search the misty twilight.

I was a Seeer,
Seeking an unknown goal,
And a Stranger,
To my own soul.

In this realm of half-light,
I strolled the roads of tradition,
Picking my way carefully,
Through the shadows of superstition.

Still from within came the cry:
"Not in this realm is your goal,
Upon these half-lit pathways,
You'll never find your soul"

III

Into the mystic realm,
Again I took flight,
And walked the paths,
Where God has shed His light.

I walked the hallowed highways,
Trod by the Prophets of old,
Strolled the ancient paths,
Strewn with nuggets of pure gold.

This is the wondrous realm,
Where all paths become one,
This is the glorious land,
Illuminated by God's sun.

Through the Word of God,
I have found my soul,
In the Messenger for this age,
I have found my goal.

Poet's Note:
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Fragrences of Mercy
December 13, 2018 at 5:34pm
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For Those Who Live In Peace
December 13, 2018 at 2:03pm
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Feast of Words
December 13, 2018 at 4:40pm
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Feast of Speech
December 12, 2018 at 11:50pm
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Feast of Grandeur
December 12, 2018 at 11:44pm
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Feast of Might
December 12, 2018 at 10:30pm
Feast of Might God's Ocean of Might Surges casting onto its shores The Pearls of Wisdom The Lord of Humanity Is God's Manifestation The tears she by God's Lovers are their companions The groans uttered by the Seekers their comforters Food of the faithful Their own hearts' fragments {dropnote:"Poet's Note:"}I wrote this in 148 B.E. It was inspired by a feast on the evening of September 7. ... [Read more]
Feast of Honor
December 12, 2018 at 9:17pm
Feast of Honor The crisp evening air awakens the desire for God's healing words. Out of the darkness of chaos flee the followers of light. The speech of the Friend rouses the ability to sacrifice. From the heavens of mercy pour the showers of divine love. The crisp evening air ignites desire to see the beauty of God. Out of the night's separation knowledge of self is gained. The voices of the friends engenders power to go beyond insistent self. In ... [Read more]
Feast of Names
December 12, 2018 at 8:48pm
Feast of Names A crystal blooms in God's ocean of love, its nine perfect leaves reflect divinity, while its nineteen petals echo the names of God. Rainbows of light converge in unity, showing divine might upon humanity. Clouds of mercy conceal the Almighty, while rays of glory reveal God's chosen one. Perfection's voice questions dogmatic faith, and sovereignty's speech echoes spirituality. Splendor's shadow falls over humanity, revealing the ... [Read more]
Feast Meditation
December 12, 2018 at 8:00pm
Feast Meditation O Lord, the Splendor of Thy Cause is my faith! O Lord, obedience to the Pen of Thy Glory is my work! O Lord, the Beauty of Thy countenance is my reality! O Lord, the Grandeur of Thy dawning point is my silence! O Lord, the Light of Thy Most Great Spirit is my radiance! O Lord, the Mercy of Thy forgiveness is my hope! O Lord, the Words flowing from Thy pen are my proclamations! O Lord, the Perfection of Thy reality is my ... [Read more]
One Foundation
December 12, 2018 at 2:29pm
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Holy Year Meditation
December 11, 2018 at 8:02pm
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Faith
December 11, 2018 at 4:10pm
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Happy New Year: A Naw-Ruz Poem
December 11, 2018 at 2:22pm
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The Great Yes
December 11, 2018 at 1:40pm
The Great Yes This is the choice that comes only once; This is the answer to love's questions; This is the difficult choice between opposites; This is the affirmation of spirituality; This is the soul's confirmation of faith; This is the demarcation between heaven and hell; This is the answer required to open the gates of paradise; This is the consummation of divine love; This is the double positive of immortality. {dropnote:"Poet's Note:"}I wrote this on 2 Ka... [Read more]
In a World Without Vision
December 10, 2018 at 11:07pm
In a World Without Vision Where there is no vision the people perish. Proverbs 29:18 In a world without vision bombs fall on the unfortified roofs of grad schools. In a world without vision bodies are stacked cord wood waiting for the fire. {dropnote:"Poet's Note:"}I wrote this in 152 B.E. The inspiration was the Biblical quote and news stories. ... [Read more]
Illusions of the Modern World: Four Metaphors
December 10, 2018 at 7:04pm
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Inner Peace: A Baha'i Perspective
December 10, 2018 at 6:48pm
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Centerpiece: A Metaphor
December 10, 2018 at 6:08pm
Centerpiece: A Metaphor The embodiment of blind faith, the centerpiece sets in the middle of a brown table. A pyramid of red carnations, white daisies, and green plastic fer-leaves. The white daisies are framed by the carnations, and the fern-leaves. Climbing upward, the carnations are framed by the fern-leaves. At the pyramid's peak the tallest carnation surveys its domain; a construction of God-made flowers and man-made leaves. {dropnote:"Poet's... [Read more]
Whispers in the Night
December 10, 2018 at 5:09pm
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Every Manifestation
December 10, 2018 at 5:02pm
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Definitions
December 10, 2018 at 4:51pm
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December 9, 2018 at 8:06pm
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December 13, 2018 at 5:01pm
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The Affect of Baha'u'llah's Revelation Upon Humanity
December 8, 2018 at 11:21pm
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Overcoming Insistent Self
December 8, 2018 at 10:19pm
Overcoming Insistent Self The ego self is a cruel master... unforgiving. I hold in my hands the legacy of the Beloved. I read the invocation under the title: "In the name of God, the One, the Incomparable, the All-Powerful, the All-knowing, the All-Wise." Who am I that I should doubt my own self-worth. Reality is not this physical creature, this animal brain, which holds within it the memory of use and abuse. My reality encompasses this physical body.... [Read more]

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